Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman on this hike to Raccoon Ridge, a spectacular mountain-top lookout along the Appalachian Trail in N.J. Participants will observe the hawk migration while enjoying a nearly 360 degree view from this stunning perch high above the Delaware River. Meet at MCEEC at 8:30am and return at 5:30pm. Cost: $20/non-member, $14/EE Center member and includes van transportation. Pre-registration and payment are required and limited. Refunds will be given only if notification is made at least one week in advance. Access to Raccoon Ridge involves a challenging, strenuous, and rocky uphill hike of 1.5 miles to the lookout. Binoculars, food, water, camera, sturdy hiking shoes, and warm layered clothing is recommended.
To pre-register for the program, please call the Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday – Friday from 8am to 4:30pm and most Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at mcconservation.org.
Directions to Monroe County Environmental Education Center: From Stroudsburg (or Exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East) go North on Route 611, travel half mile to the 2nd traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock Drive for 0.4 mile, bear right onto North Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on left.